AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease Pocket Guide Cover

Valvular Heart Disease GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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American College of Cardiology Foundation

American Heart Association

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CLICK HERE to receive free digital access to the VHD Pocket Guide, compliments of Medtronic

The Digital version of the ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease GUIDELINES contains all the same great information found in the Pocket Guide, and can be accessed on Mobile devices and online:

  • For a single low price: FREE
  • Includes automatic updates on drugs and indications
  • How to access your digital Valvular Heart Disease Guideline:
    • iOS and Android phones and tablets (through browser – app coming soon)
    • Online (internet connection required)
  • App includes off-line access to thousands of guideline summaries and more

For mobile access, download the free app from the App Store or Google Play and use the same email address and password as the website to login.

For individual use only; contact us for group and site licenses.

The Valvular Heart Disease GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and was developed with their collaboration. This practical quick-reference tool contains detailed, graded recommendations for evaluation and management of both natural and prosthetic valve disease. Included are 20 management algorithms and 40 tables of graded recommendations for infectious, non-infectious and thrombotic conditions, pregnancy and surgical considerations.

  • Spiral Bound
  • 110 pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.5″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points
  • Algorithms
    • Choice of TAVR Versus Surgical AVR in the Patient With Severe Symptomatic AS
    • Indications for AVR in Patients With AS
    • Indications for AVR for Chronic AR
    • Indications for Intervention in Patients With Rheumatic MS
    • Indications for Surgery for MR
    • Indications for Surgery in Patients With TR
    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Endocarditis
    • Anticoagulation of Pregnant Patients With Mechanical Valves
    • Evaluation and Management of CAD in Patients Undergoing Valve Surgery
  • Tables
    • The Heart Valve Team
    • Stages of Progression of VHD
    • Risk Assessment Combining STS Risk Estimate, Frailty, Major Organ System Dysfunction, and Procedure-Specific Impediments
    • Initial Diagnostic Testing
    • Frequency of Echocardiograms in Asymptomatic Patients With VHD and Normal Left Ventricular (LV) Function
    • Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in Patients With VHD
    • Stages of Valvular Aortic Stenosis
    • Evaluation and Treatment in Patients With AS
    • Indications for Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) in Patients With AS
    • Choice of Intervention
    • Stages of Chronic Aortic Regurgitation
    • Diagnosis, Medical Therapy, and Intervention in Patients With Chronic AR
    • Diagnosis and Intervention in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aortopathy
    • Stages of MS
    • Diagnosis and Medical Therapy in Patients With MS
    • Intervention in Patients With MS
    • Stages of Primary MR
    • Stages of Secondary MR
    • Primary MR Intervention
    • Diagnosis and Medical Therapy in Patients With Chronic Primary MR
    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Chronic Secondary MR
    • Stages of Tricuspid Regurgitation
    • Diagnosis, Medical Therapy, and Surgery in Patients With TR
    • Stages of Severe Tricuspid Stenosis
    • Diagnosis and Intervention in Patients With TS
    • Stages of Severe Pulmonic Regurgitation
    • Stages of Severe PS
    • Diagnosis and Anticoagulation for Prosthetic Valves
    • Prosthetic Valve Choice
    • Factors Used for Shared Decision Making About Type of Valve Prosthesis Favor Mechanical Prosthesis Favor
    • Mechanical Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis Diagnosis and Follow-Up
    • Mechanical Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis Intervention
    • Prosthetic Valve Stenosis
    • Fibrinolysis Versus Surgery for Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis
    • Prosthetic Valve Regurgitation
    • Prophylaxis of IE
    • Diagnosis and Treatment of IE
    • Diagnosis of IE According to Proposed Modified Duke Criteria
    • Modified Duke Criteria for Diagnosis of IE
    • Pregnancy and VHD
    • Surgical Considerations in Patients With VHD
    • Noncardiac Surgery in Patients With VHD

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) continues to transform quality cardiovascular care and improve heart health after more than 60 years of existence through its mission, vision and values. The College is proud of its efforts to bring evidence-based clinical care into everyday practice.

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. AHA's Professional Membership is a made up of a robust group of cardiovascular professionals who participate in discovery and dissemination of science.

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